... but a no-BS bar (or two) does exist
"There are actually a crapload of great dive bars, but for my money, Chez Jay on the Westside is the best in LA. Sinatra used to hang there and not much has changed since then... great jukebox, amazing ambiance, and totally, totally shifty regulars. In other words, its my kind of spot."
Michelin-rated restaurants are not open at 2am... but the best food trucks anywhere are
"Sorry, NY: food trucks rule, fancy places, uh... drool or something? The truth is, we had food trucks before food trucks were cool, which is why you shouldn't just hit up those aioli-on-everything/artisanal green/hand-crafted kale smoothie BS trucks. Find the OG food trucks -- the ones that show up at job sites during the day and feed idiots like me at night, when I'm all stumbly and raiding the crap out of the homemade salsa table."